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A Sense of Company

With almost 90 years of experience, SCHMITZ is one of the leading international manufacturers of medical products.

A family-owned business with a living tradition. Our typical employee has been with the company for some 18 years, proof of how strongly they identify with our values and philosophy.

In 2012, the company’s management passed to Friedrich and Matthias Schmitz, the fourth generation of the family.

‘The transition to the next generation is always something special.’

A Sense of History

In 1930, Josef Schmitz founded the Josef Schmitz Stahl- und Eisenrohre OHG with determination and a pioneering spirit. Together with his son Friedrich, he began working on steel pipes and sheets in Wickede an der Ruhr. Their first products included laundry poles, rose arches and flagpoles.

In 1946, the first gynaecological examination chair in the company’s history was developed for the son-in-law of the company founder, who had a medical practice.

In 1948, the brothers Friedrich and Josef Schmitz, sons of the company founder, decided to specialise in medical furniture. In so doing, they laid the foundation for the company’s successful future.

A Sense of Identity

The bull and the laundry pole in our logo represent the strength, quality and longevity of the SCHMITZ brand.

A symbol of change and fitness for the future.

A Sense of Design

We are committed to being:

innovative in technology, convincing in operation, attractive in design with a clear colour concept – this is the approach that continues to win over our customers. In dialogue with medical professionals, we rise to the challenges of the market. The combination of experience, expertise and innovative technology leads to success.

Products which are superior in quality, appearance, ergonomics and functionality. Our high standards have been rewarded with numerous design honours.

A Sense of Passion

  • Operating tables with specialist accessories.
  • Workstations for gynaecology including video colposcopy, urology, proctology and obstetrics.
  • Functional trolleys, patient stretchers, furniture for OR theatres and outpatient departments, general medical furniture.

A Sense of Care

We understand the services which are our lifeblood, and aim to achieve maximum customer satisfaction.
From consulting to planning and installation. Cost-effectiveness through longevity is what you can expect from us.
With a well thought-out service concept and comprehensive support, especially after purchase.
SCHMITZ will be by your side as a partner from day one.
A decades-long partnership with retail dealers of medical equipment.

A Sense of Germany

We are proud to be located in Germany and are deeply rooted in our home region.

We develop and manufacture here.

90% of our suppliers are from Germany, of which 60% are from the local region.

SCHMITZ – Made in Germany.

A Sense of Tomorrow

We follow our values – to achieve success together

We continue to develop. SCHMITZ pursues a strategy with a clear trajectory into the future.

As Hidden Champion, we strive to open up new markets and expand our existing market share.

Now in the fourth generation and with a new look fit for the future, we remain true to our values.

Officially recognised as a global market leader by the IHK (Chamber of Commerce Arnsberg, Hellweg-Sauerland):
SCHMITZ was named a global market leader by the Chamber of Commerce Arnsberg, Hellweg-Sauerland. This makes SCHMITZ one of around 160 companies from southern Westphalia proven to be either a top-three company in terms of turnover in its international niche market or a technological leader.

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